If it worked as well as other options, would you pay a couple bucks extra to use more environmentally-friendly, recycled oil in your car?
Republicans hate the environment
I want top of the line oil. Don't care about the PC aspect of it.
Doesn't mean you can lower your own impact to make up there. Negative or "0" net growth in impact is better than a positive one
Yep, when we got very powerful formulas etc we figured it was getting too dangerous and stopped. I don't recommend it to anyone. We were systematic and cautious but it would have been tragic if we miscalculated and got hurt. There are plenty of other good things to experiment with.
Ah, I get it now pinky. I thought you meant don't *light* it and get burned.
wedaslaves - I have a friend who did stuff like that when he was young. Now he has only one hand. He has a bunch of tools that he customized to fit into the socket of his prosthesis, though. Actually very cool.
Fortunately, we only used small batches on new chemical combinations. No it was not nitroglycerin and won't be telling either. Curiosity can kill the cat (metaphor only). I still have a wild fun streak. It is just tempered with responsibility. Adventure and calculated danger can be fun.
It was in the real world science experiment category. One chemical concoction blew a concrete drain lid into the air while the whole side was wide open. We heard the echoes from drains as sound traveled right over the hill. The other ear was deaf for an hour and skin was red from being hit.
wed - you made dangerous bombs as a kid? Sounds like you had a little wild streak at one time :-)
Pink it sounds like those dangerous bombs we made as kids. You could hurt yourself seriously or get into trouble with the law. Fortunately we did neither, but came too close to comfort. We figured out the adrenal boost was was worth the risk.
How would you dispose of napalm?!? Light it, and throw it at something! Hence the 'Don't sue me if you're a dumbass' part.
Not only would you essentially be creating napalm by mixing gasoline with styrofoam, but you'd probably be releasing styrene, which is caustic (even on skin; especially if ingested) and may (or not) be a carcinogen. Also - how would you dispose of the glop? It's WAY worse than styrofoam. BAD IDEA.
Yes, pinky, we found that it *can* be recycled. But apparently there isn't a big enough market for it to make it profitable enough for a lot of places, so it's simply not recycled in many (most?) communities.
Twice per year, my ass. At least 4 times a year for me.
First off, styrofoam can be recycled. I've been to a styrofoam recycling center in Nashville, TN.
Second, add a little gasoline, stir it 'til it's gooey, and poof! Cheap napalm! No joke, it really works. But don't sue me if you try it and burn yourself like a dumbass.
I'd pay the same. Not more.
I don't want to recycle it bad enough to move ;-) I know that we get so much of it for various reasons and it seems gross to me that it goes in landfills and won't break down.
Thanks for the update. We have a all in one recycling stream which covers the styrofoam recycling numbers. They expressly state they do not want it, even though it is less than their recycling number cutoff. So close but not quite.
..feasible. Another says it is "a very, very low grade plastic with almost no value and can be difficult to melt down and reuse over again. On the other hand it is cheap..."
So I guess the bottom line, for now, is if you want to recycle it badly enough, move to Madison.
So I got curious & Googled it. Mixed results. One source says the "recycling" code isn't about recycling; it's just telling you what kind of plastic it is. One says you can recycle it... if you live in Madison, WI. One says it can be recycled but the large-scale market is too small to make it..
Do they? I haven't seen any in a while & I can't remember. But I thought it couldn't be recycled. Maybe it can, some places. Local recycling here is pretty good but I know they don't take it.
But they have recycling numbers printed on the styrofoam?
Yes. It would be bad enough if it could be recycled. But it can't.
...And I do!
Sounds reasonable to me.
Since we're all in favor of saving the earth, is anyone else bugged by the use / overuse of styrofoam?
Why not use shredded paper in its place?
I'm a little surprised it hasn't become an issue yet.
Especially given that a fraction of the energy used is converted into kinetic energy. Most is wasted in heat and unburned fuel to suck off heat when it vaporizes. There are better ways of extracting the energy into useful forms. I think we use less than 15% of the energy in fuel to move it.
Maverick I can't see your message. However, I did get a partial notification. If I can read your thoughts correctly, you were wondering how we can recycle a fuel that gives up its energy in the combustion process. We would have to reenergize it again like a chemical battery. Inefficient at best
Oh oh oh, that makes sense! Thank you! I'll have to change my vote.....
While I think that would be awesome, how does one recycle a substance that, once used there is nothing left?
These are the kinds of questions that, as a Republican, confuse me. Seriously a few extra bucks and help the environment and only 41% of republicans agree? Just goes to show there are morons on both sides of the political fence.
It's a responsibility. Just like going out of your way to find a trash can rather than litter. Some people are just greedy scum.
Sad for my fellow republicans on this one. It's oil. Twice per year you pay $3 extra bucks. Seriously!? That's too much?!? I'm not a tree hugger but I also don't destroy the environment on purpose.
Whose on first?
They said oil, not gasoline. So it wouldn't be per gallon.
Depends. A couple extra bucks per tank- or per gallon.
why close to 40% would say no is beyond me..what's a couple extra bucks
Anything to put distance between us and Ahab the Arab.
Making the bags has more impact than 170 plastic bags in a landfill.
In addition to that, there is no where on this app that says an unbiased response is required.
The first sentence of my post was biased and somewhat of a joke. The rest of my post was very unbiased and open ended.
A completely unbiased opinion everyone!
It honestly doesn't matter what America does, the chinese are polluting the earth anyways.. You can't even wear a white shirt over there without it being black when you leave.
I'm a surveyor in the oil and energy industry so keep drilling baby! Lol. I honestly haven't seen any signs of pollution due to the production of oil or gas in the US so I'm a bit hesitant to just accept that the production of oil is harmful to the environment. Who's it harming?
The almost all end up in land fills. Reusable cotton would be better.
Really? Religion isn't harmful? So religions saying kill infidels is totally harmless.
To make yes but not to dispose of. You can make 170 plastic for each reusable bag in relation to energy but then you have a pile of bags to get rid of. Trade offs